Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Breads & desserts are hard to come by during Passover, and this one is a winner for breakfast, dinner or dessert. Feel free to add some nuts if you like them. NOTE: Baking soda is allowed during Passover from the sources that I have checked. In fact, baking soda & cream of tarter is listed as a substitution for baking powder, which is not allowed unless you buy a kosher for passover brand.
- 1⁄2 cup oil (I use canola oil but I don't keep Passover strictly)
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups mashed bananas
- 3⁄4 cup matzo meal
- 1⁄2 cup potato starch
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
- Beat oil with sugar.
- Add eggs, one at a time.
- Add bananas and combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine matzo meal, potato starch, cream of tarter, baking soda and cinnamon. Blend well.
- Combine dry mix with banana mixture. Do not over-mix.
- Fill prepared muffin tins with batter.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs.
I have made these muffins 2 years in a row and they are always a huge hit. I left out the cream of tartar this time and didn't notice a difference. Personally I prefer a little less sweat, but my kids love them just the way they are. Next year I think I'll do one batch with half the sugar for me :-)
I made this as dessert to take to friends whose kids are in town and thought it would be good for breakfast or lunch. It was a big hit! Instead of cream of tartar I used 1 teaspoon of baking powder with the baking soda and added raisins, which kept the muffins very moist. Next time (tomorrow!) I will add chocolate chips and nuts. From the recipe given I got 16 nice-sized muffins. Thanks for posting this.
Unintentionally, I made every possible mistake making these muffins and the result was amazing!!!<br/><br/>I am not a good baker so I normally like to follow the recopies the why they are written ? I guess focus was lucking on the 4th day of Pesach... <br/> <br/>I first mixed the eggs with the sugar (I used replacement sugar at a ratio of 1:1, and found it too sweet. Next time I?ll use only 1/2cup). When I realized the mistake, I beat the eggs for at least 5min until they became white and then added the oil gradually.<br/><br/>I thought that I had cream of tartar, but by the time I added the baking soda I realized that that was an incorrect assumption. Oops. I looked up ?cream of tartar replacements? on the internet and got totally confused, but I figured out the chemistry so I added 3tsp of lemon.<br/><br/>I got 12 muffins light as feathers (a bit too sweet as I mentioned) and I hope in calories too<br/><br/>Excellent recipe ? a keeper for all year round.